South of Camagüey: The first shrimp farmer (+ Photos)

By Lázaro David Najarro Pujol

June, 2020.- José (Pepelin) Cañete lived a lifetime in Santa Cruz de Sur, enough years to know every detail of the town. His residence, a modest hardwood house, was always a few meters from where the monument to the victims of the hurricane of November 9, 1932 was erected, the latter site, where the rotting bodies of hundreds of people were thrown into a mass grave. people: children, women and men.

I was returning from the Isle of Youth, after having resided in that Special Municipality for six years, one month and four days. Pepelin integrated the first literary workshop in Santa Cruz del Sur that I created in the 1970s, Pablo de la Torriente Brau due to the influence that reading his book Presidio Modelo left me.

Cañete sent me to look for his daughter Esperancita.

– Daddy, he wants to talk to you, but not today, tomorrow.

I was stunned by the haste with which Pepelin sent me to look. I left everything I was doing on the station and went to his house. (Leer más en esta entrada)

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